The Nebraska Bankers Association is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the NBA Foundation Scholarship. Ten $2,000 scholarships have been awarded through this statewide program to assist students pursing business-related degrees at a state or privately-funded college or university in Nebraska.
Jade Andresen, Wahoo, Midland University
Nominated by Chuck Johannsen, First State Bank & Trust Co., Fremont
Grace Felder, Lincoln, Midland University
Nominated by Cindy Slykhuis, First State Bank & Trust Co., Fremont
Tia Gonzales-Hunter, Guide Rock, Hastings College
Nominated by Sharon Duffy, Cornerstone Bank, Guide Rock
Devin Hegge, Lyons, Wayne State College
Nominated by Rex Haskell, First Northeast Bank of Nebraska, Lyons
Jillian "JJ" Mertz, McCool Junction, Wayne State College
Nominated by Katie Diediker, State Nebraska Bank & Trust, Wayne
Charley Pugsley, Omaha, Creighton University
Nominated by Anna Castner Wightman, First National Bank of Omaha, Omaha
Hayden Royal, York, Hastings College
Nominated by Julie Cast, Cornerstone Bank, York
Hunter Royal, York, Hastings College
Nominated by Marjorie Steever, Cornerstone Bank, York
Marlee Taylor, Thedford, Hastings College
Nominated by Brent Thomas, Security First Bank, Thedford
Carissa Wacker, Osmond, Wayne State College
Nominated by Jody Viterna, Midwest Bank, Plainview
These scholarships have been awarded in memory of William B. Brandt, a longtime friend of the Nebraska banking industry. Brandt was a banker, state senator and NBA general counsel.
To be eligible, students interested in applying for an NBAF scholarship must reach a college junior- or senior-level status for the respective award year, maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 and must be pursuing a business-related degree at a state or privately funded Nebraska college or university (excluding University of Nebraska campuses).
Students, parents and educators can learn more about the scholarships by contacting the NBA at 402-474-1555 or email@example.com. Information is also available at https://www.nebankers.org/scholarships.html.